Library of Congress

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Library of Congress Reading RoomWhere does a librarian go for her summer vacation? To the Library of Congress, of course! I grabbed a backpack and headed to Washington, DC, with one hope in mind; a behind the scenes tour of the Library of Congress. That was exactly what I got! Chills came over me as I walked up the stairs to this great library....

Color Photos of the Great Depression

The Denver Post Photo Blog has an amazing set of photos - Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943 - from the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.  They are reproductions from color slides taken by the US Farm Security Administration from 1939-1943.  The photos are from all over the country, including some from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.  I think my favorite photo from the set is a real life "Rosie the Riviter," I love how her face is mirrored in the side of the "Vengeance" dive bomber.

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